Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This simple recipe makes GREAT tasting shawarma. We like this served in pitas with this wonderful garlic mayo: Garlic Aioli tomato, cucumber, and red onion. Really a wonderful, flavorful sandwich. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. cook over medium heat about 1 hour.
  3. the chicken will become very soft and tender. Mash it up with a wooden spoon to shred it all apart.
  4. Serve in pitas with your favorite condiments and veggies.
Most Helpful

Wonderful smells permeated the house while this was cooking! It produced a nicely flavored and tender meat. I served with Cucumber Raita and we very much enjoyed the combo. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews August 30, 2010

We love Shwarma and I always thought it was impossible to make at home until I found this yummy recipe. The meat was delicious. I served it in a fresh warm lafa as a sandwich mixed with diced tomatoes, cucumber and red onion just like you recomended. I also mixed in some Tahini and humus, What a treat! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

Rwbecca November 19, 2010

this was really good... i think that next time i'm going to cook it in the crock pot. so that i don't have to worry about it drying up in the pot. it really did taste and smell like shawarma. I made it with the recommended garlic sauce and it was so so yummy.

Maya's Mama October 01, 2009